My First Sober Holiday

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Written By: Melissa Pena For twenty-four years, I never thought there would be a holiday where I was sober. I was so used to spending holidays feeling myself and getting high. I remember holidays when I would act a fool so I could do what I was used to doing. I can say this changed…

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Homelessness and Addiction

Written By: Dwayne Myers Today we are going to talk about how homelessness affects people with addiction. I have been a part of this stage of my life just as crowds of people in this world. It is really a tough situation especially when your mental stage of life is gone. A lot of times…

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Moving on After Rehab: Guide to a Fresh Start

Having the initiative to attend rehab takes a lot of strength and self-awareness, but it’s staying sober on your own that will truly improve your quality of life. Luckily, there are resources that can help. Checking in frequently with sober coaches, learning the benefits of moving away, self-care, and celebrating every step of the way,…

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The Role of Telehealth in Addiction and Recovery

Addiction has killed and destroyed the lives of millions of Americans. Drug Abuse Statistics show that over 20 million Americans aged 12 and over have substance abuse disorder. During the pandemic, many healthcare professionals who treated those with addiction issues had to reduce or stop completely physical in-person treatment plans. Enter telehealth. People battling their…

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You’re Not a “Bad” Person for Drinking Heavily

You just need to understand the consequences so you can make informed choices. I have been sober from alcohol for 6 years and I also have a mental health and addictions nursing background. Alcohol addiction runs in my family in a very serious way. I’d say I know a few things about alcohol addiction and…

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Heavy Drinking and Its Effect on Relationships

It’s not about demonizing our alcoholic loved ones, it’s about creating more understanding Gillian May3 hours ago·4 min read I am a former nurse and alcoholic in recovery. My mission is to talk about alcohol and its effect on our health, lives, and relationships. Undoubtedly, most people are aware that alcohol can cause stress and…

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First Steps to Becoming and Staying Sober

Chemical substances can change how your mind and bodywork. Using these substances artificially alters the brain’s chemistry, which could lead to dependence and addiction. Today, Our World in Data shows that over 2% of the world’s population has an alcohol or drug addiction. These two are also the leading cause of death from substance abuse.…

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Benefits of a Men’s Rehab Program

On the road to recovery, there are countless different rehab programs available to choose from. For many men, the best option is a men’s rehab program. By exclusively catering to the needs of men, these programs can deliver a better chance of successful and lasting recovery. Explore some of the key benefits of rehab program…

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The Importance of Addiction Therapy

Addiction is a disease, and there is no quick fix for recovery. True, lasting recovery might start with a detox, but it takes much more to maintain sobriety for a lifetime. Addiction therapy comes in many varieties and each plays an important role for patients in recovery. Explore the benefits of addiction therapy and the…

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Does Family Therapy Help Someone in Recovery?

To overcome addiction, it takes a support network. Often, patients already have a support network waiting in the wings–family. Even family members who want to help won’t necessarily know the best way to address addiction issues and fight relapse. That’s why family therapy is such a helpful tool during the recovery process. Families Can Learn…

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